Mechanics

CAR WON'T START

Cadillac El Dorado

I have a 1991 eldorado with about 142,000 miles. It's the 4.9 liter engine. My starter went out, I changed it, and it ran for about 25 miles, until I ran out of gas. I put 5 gallons in, and now it won't start. I've tried replacing the starter again, adjusting with shims, i've checked to make sure there is power going to the starter, and I need some advice on what to check to get it running. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Daapeman1977
November 23, 2007.



DOes the car crank? Or does it crank and not fire up/turn over?

If it doest crank then the starter is good, when you said you ran it out of fuel I got the feeling that you wrecked the fuel pump, try spraying starter fluid in the throttle body, if it fires right up your problem is fuel related.

Blackop555
Nov 24, 2007.